This is a horrible blow to the country, another nail in the coffin killing America as a Constitutional Republic.
Justice Scalia was a Constitutionalist, and originalist. Scalia was also a conservative.
The Supreme Court was already left leaning with a majority of either liberals or extremist Progressives. Scalia’s death gives President Obama an opportunity to appoint yet another Justice. His earlier appointments of Kagan and Sotomayor made it clear that he will appoint radical Progressive activist judges to the Supreme Court. This is perfectly inline with Obama’s radical Marxist ideology.
If the Senate allows Obama to appoint yet another radical Progressive extremist to the Court then forget the Supreme Court trying to maintain America as any resemblance of a Constitutional Republic. We will be assured that the Supreme Court is lost once and for all if Obama has his way.
Over the last 30 years the Supreme Court has barely hung on to any semblance of keeping with the original intent of the Constitution. However, for the last 120 years the Supreme Court has been steadily moving to the left. With another appointment, Obama will undoubtedly move the Supreme Court so far to the left that its permanent radical Progressive majority will ensure more and more Progressive laws will be upheld and radical leftist rulings made.
The only, and I mean only, safeguard we have is the Senate. The Senate has the authority to confirm, or not, any SCOTUS appointment made by the President. If the Senate has the courage they can prevent Obama from moving the Supreme Court to the extreme left-wing. However, with McConnell at the head of the Senate don’t count on it. He is a typical Republican Progressive, not a Conservative and not a friend of the Constitution. I fully expect McConnell will strike a deal with Obama to confirm his choice. McConnell will use that opportunity to gain more wealth for himself personally as he has done over his entire career.
However, McConnell would ensure confirmation of any Obama appointment in any event, and do so because McConnell is a Progressive as well. We wishes their agenda to go forward.
Watch for posturing and bloviating, but in the end the Republicans will give Obama what he wants…because it is also what they want…the transformation of America away from the Constitutional Republic and to a Progressive totalitarian state.